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Rear Window Wiper/Washer

The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch located on the control lever. The control lever is located on the right side of the steering column.

Rear Wiper/Washer Control Rear Wiper/Washer Control

first detent positionRotate the switch upward to the first detent position for rear wiper operation.

NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode only.

first detent toRotate the switch upward past the first detent to activate the rear washer. The washer pump will continue to operate as long as the switch is held. Upon release, the wipers will cycle two times before returning to the set position. If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park” position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wiper will resume function at whichever position the switch is set.

Rear Window Defroster

is located on theThe rear window defroster button is located on the climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors. An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation, press the button a second time.

NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating.

CAUTION: Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.

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